Hunter, John

Education

Professor of Humanity, United College, St Andrews 4.12.1775-12.12.1835 (resigned).

Principal, United College, St Andrews 12.12.1835-8.1.1837 (died).

Birth/childhood

Born 7.9.1746 son of John Hunter in Pothouse, Closeburn and Helen Watson.

Career

Studied Edinburgh University.

Clerk to Lord Monboddo.

First layman to be Principal of United College.

F.R.S.E. 1783. LL.D. Marischal College, Aberdeen 1796.

Professor of Humanity, United College, St Andrews 4.12.1775-12.12.1835 (resigned). [St Andrews University] [University professor]

Principal, United College, St Andrews 12.12.1835-8.1.1837 (died).

Publications

Death

[Died 8.1.1837.]

Sources

  • DNB
  • W.H. Gray, Jubilee jottings (Edinburgh, 1896)
  • C. Rogers, Leaves from my autobiography (London, 1896) p17
  • Portrait by Arch. Skirving. Trans East Lothian AFNS 12 1970 p55
  • R. M. F. Watson, Closeburn p126f